Career Opportunities in the Automobile Industry
An automobile engineer should include many aspects of Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Software development, safety and environment in his job description. It s a very interesting and challenging job. The automobile industry is one of the rapidly growing sector in the country. Due to rising fuel prices and a high demand for vehicles, automobile industry has grown at a fast pace.
Automobile engineering plays a vital role in the country. There are different types of automobile engineering; there are mechanical engineers who design and develop new and advanced vehicles. On the other hand, there are automotive engineers who study, develop and test various new and used vehicles for efficient transportation. All these automobile engineers have a huge share in the country’s growth.
Automotive companies and parts manufacturers depend on mechanical engineers for their daily work. In fact, most of the automobiles sold in the country are the result of the hard work of these engineers. There are some automobile manufacturers who have almost lost everything due to lack of mechanical engineers. If you have some innovative idea in mind to introduce in the market, it would be wise to contact an automobile industry consultant for knowing your requirements and designing a plan accordingly.
Automotive engineering in India is growing day by day. In the past, Indian automobile industry was known only for small size cars but now the scenario has changed drastically. Now Indian car makers are also designing and developing sports cars and SUV (Sport utility vehicle) which are much larger in size. Some of the car companies like Mahindra, Maruti Suzuki, Auto Asia are also designing and manufacturing sport utility vehicles.
Besides automobile engineering in India, there are several foreign automobile companies which have established their business in India. These companies hire thousands of engineers and staffs from various countries of Europe, America and Asia. They also provide several specialized jobs such as powertrain engineering, structural engineering and cabin designing for commercial vehicles. Many of these companies have got a permanent fixture in India as they started their business here.
There are also several career opportunities for automobile engineers in India. One can choose from a variety of courses offered by reputed automobile engineering institutes in India. These include mechanical engineering, automotive technology, automotive maintenance and repair and final driving equipment and so on. Specialization in any one of these fields opens a lot of career opportunities for a young engineer. With specialization in any of these fields, one can look for a job as a supervisor, project manager, trainer, quality control and manufacturing executive and so on.
Another important segment of the automobile industry, which has tremendous scope for career opportunities in India is the U.S. auto industry. Most of the Indian auto companies export their auto products to U.S. Most of the U.S. companies also import some of their components. A student looking for a career in this sector can opt for an auto manufacturing or vehicle engineering course in an Indian institute.
Besides these, the automobile industry also deals with the manufacturing and sale of motor vehicles in India and abroad. There are two major groups in the automobile industry – those who make motor vehicles and those who sell them. For the automobile industry, it is a norm to recruit engineers on full-time basis in many of the automobile plants. This helps them gain experience on the job and also helps them get regular training. Many foreign automobile companies also source their components for making engines and other components for motors and fuels from India. Automobile companies have been outsourcing parts from India for several years now.